5th Grade » Overview


Classroom Teachers

Science LAB (K-5) - Mrs. Kate Shanley

"Specials" Teachers

ART: Mrs. Megan O'Hanlon
COMPUTER: Mrs. Therese Green
LIBRARY: Mrs. Beth Renzette
MUSIC: Mrs. Ana Quijano
SPANISH (K-5): Mrs. Gabriela Venero

Basic Curriculum

The curriculum for all schools in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington can be viewed here. 

School Supplies

The fifth grade supply list is available by clicking on the "School Supplies" link. Pre-ordered Sprout school supplies may be picked up at Meet the Teacher day.

The following additional items need to be purchased separately: art smock, Fiskars scissors, clear contact paper,headphones and a backpack (not rolling). Teachers will provide instructions about labeling supplies and bringing supplies to school.  


Room parents will be in contact with each family regarding volunteering in the classroom, in computer class and in the library. Room parents will also coordinate with the PTO regarding school-wide activities. Thank you, in advance for getting involved! 

According to the Diocesan Policy, all volunteers are required to submit the necessary Diocesan paperwork prior to volunteering. Paperwork should be processed and “cleared” before anyone can begin his/her service in the School. If you are not compliant, parents will not be allowed into the school to interact with children in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, field trips, field day, parties, coaching, special classes, science fair, etc.  For more information on how to become VIRTUS certified, please click on the "VIRTUS" link. 

School Policies and Protocols

Please click on the "Parent/Student Handbook" link for questions on school policy and procedures. Each family must sign and return the handbook agreement form. 


Please pack a nutritious snack and lunch for your child each day. Hot lunches are available in the cafeteria on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Click on the "Hot Lunch" link for more information about preordering milk and preordering hot lunch.

Depending on allergies in your child’s classroom, special attention may be required as to food permitted during snack time. 


STS uses email as its primary means of communication.  STS also utilizes the school website and the weekly newsletter emails.  Emergency and last minute announcements may occur via our school messaging system.  Please make sure you check your email account daily to get the latest news and information.  Updates to email address, home address, phone number, etc. can be made using the "Family Information Update" form link. 


St. Theresa students will have P.E. once a week.  They are required to wear their P.E. uniform for the entire day on P.E. days, including sneakers.  Notifications for spirit wear days and dress-out days are noted on the school calendar and noted in the weekly newsletters.  Winter uniform dates are also announced in the newsletter.  Please click on the "Uniforms" link to review the school uniform requirements.  There is also a used uniform sale in the spring. 

Summer Reading

Summer reading assignments can be viewed by clicking on the "Summer Reading" links.